Archive for June 18th, 2009

Super Soakers – Soaking Tubs

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Super Soakers: Soaking Tubs that allow you to Soak in Style

The bathtub has become the showcase element of the home spa, thanks to a proliferation of unique new textures, materials, shapes and sizes. From thousand-pound tubs hand-chiseled out of blocks of stunning silver travertine extracted from quarries across the globe, to soaking tubs swathed in clusters of Swarovski crystals, there is no limit to the length people will go to soak in style.

Soaking Tub

Palomba Soaking Tub

One of the most interesting new trends in tubs is that of unique shapes. The freestanding, drop-in tubs from the Palomba Collection by Laufen were designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba and showcase organic shapes in ceramic. In producing the design for a freestanding tub, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba took their cues from the sea and refers to it as a “fingerprint of nature.” While the walls of the tub are of constant thickness, the bottom of the tub looks as though a cube has been rounded out – like the erosive effect of water.

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